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Château Musar ,Hochar Père et Fils

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Region: Bekaa Valley
Vintage: 2009
Grape Varieties:
Carignan 35% Cinsault 30% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Grenache 15% Colour: Red Wine
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Production Style: Conventional
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: Out of stock


Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
Chateau Musar Hochar Pere et Fils is the second wine of the Musar Estate, this rich Cabernet-Carignan-Cinsault-Grenache is sourced from a single Bekaa Valley vineyard. Each variety is vinified separately and aged between 6 and 9 months in French Nevers barrels.Chateau Musar Hochar Pere et Fils Lebanon Red Wine has an intense burgundy in colour with a complex nose of juicy black and red fruits, figs, dates and spice. The palate shows red and black cherry, blackcurrant and damson fruit with fine tannins and a long finish.

The Domaine
The legendary Chateau Musar was founded in 1930 by Gaston Hochar, although since 1959 it has been run by his two sons Serge and Ronald. Chateau Musar is located in an 18th Century castle in Ghazir, just fifteen miles north of Beirut, in Lebanon. The location, in the heart of a region that for many years was ravaged by civil war, placed demands on the Hochar family that most winemakers, fortunately, do not experience. The vineyards, which lie 30 miles east of Ghazir in the Bekaa Valley, were remarkably close to the frontline. Battle raged around the vines throughout the 1983 harvest, and Serge Hochar had to be smuggled in by small boat to make the wine. Similar conditions were endured in 1988 and 1989, and during the latter year both the Hochar family home and the Chateau Musar winery suffered direct hits from shelling. For a short while the wine cellars served a dual purpose, as they made excellent bomb shelters for the local people. The grand vin here is this red Chateau Musar, a blend which includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Carignan, Grenache and Mourvedre. The wine is fermented in concrete, before spending one year in vat, then a year in French oak, before going back to vat for several years.

“The little brother of Chateau Musar leaves an equally big impression, but there’s a fruity innocence about it.” - Kitty Johnson, Sunday Express.

Food Pairing
The wine has excellent ageing potential and is a great partner to Lamb or North African cuisine.

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